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April 2012

Art Journal Page 2 Pink

Happy Friday!  My how this week has flown by!  I’m back with another installment in my Octopode Factory Altered Storybook/Art Journal.  I am so enjoying this art form.  I love it because anything goes and  ANYTHING is possible…you never know what creative discoveries you might find within the pages of an Art Journal.  This realization […]

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Altered Book Page

After a weeks worth of YouTube videos, checking back on lessons from Creative Chemistry 101, and of course working through Compendium of Curiosities 2 at Studio L3 I have completed the first page in my Altered Book project.  I’ve never altered a book before but man am I in LOVE with this art form!  i […]

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Gnome Plant Pot

by Amy Bowerman

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It’s my Sister’s birthday today…Happy Birthday Kate!!  What do I do when my sister has a birthday?  I make her a Gnome!  Why?  Because she hates them.  I know…I’m evil :)  For the past couple of years I have glittered a garden gnome for her….she hates glitter even more than gnomes…double whammy!  This was last […]

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How to Alter a Book Cover

by Amy Bowerman

Altered Book Adhering Images

I found an old Mother Goose book at the thrift store the other day.  I’ve always wanted to alter a book and create a new story within its pages.  I like to start at the beginning of every story.  The beginning of this story begins with the cover.  Come along with me and I will […]

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Alice in Wonderland Dresser

by Amy Bowerman

Alice in Wonderland Dresser with Looking Glass

I could hardly sleep last night because I am so excited to share my latest work on The Alice in Wonderland dresser!  This project has been 9 months in the making.  Truth be told, it is still not finished but the end is near.  I must admit I don’t know quite what I will do […]

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Cinder Block Garden

I have FINALLY turned a “Pin” into a completed project!  I saw a Cinder Block Garden on Pinterest via Alison of Remodelista and thought it would be the perfect solution to adorn the side of my Alice in Wonderland Garden.   I purchased a variety of plants at my local Home Depot while buying the cinder […]

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The Octopode Factory Book Cover

Happy Friday!  It has been one heck of a week here in my little corner of the world.  Inspiration has struck in every direction it seems and my hands can barely keep up with my brain continually pumping out ideas for new creations.  This week at TOFF our challenge is “Anything Goes”.  I can’t resist […]

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Copic Coloring on Metal

by Amy Bowerman

Hello friends!  I’m back with another Copic Coloring tutorial to share with you.  Today, I will be showing how to use Copic Markers to color Metal.  This month at the Altered Alice our wonderful sponsor is Stampendous.  For this tutorial I will be using the latest and greatest from Stampendous with this lovely Wonderland stamp […]

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Perfect Distress Tag

by Amy Bowerman

Creative Chemistry Perfect Distress

I’m late to the party as usual!  No really I am…I’m one of those people who is told to show up an hour before an event starts so I make it on time.  So yet again…posting my creation to the Creative Chemistry gallery a few hours before it closes is no exception.  Without further ado […]

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Octopode Factory Easter Garden

I had a lot of fun adding “Bling” to my Copic colored Alice in Wonderland images for last weeks challenge at TOFF.  After experimenting with several different techniques I would like to share a tutorial on how to add Bling to your Copic art! Here I have redesigned the Octopode Factory Peeps Garden to showcase […]

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